Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Wedding | Lisa + Michael

Lisa and Michael grew up a few houses from each other, dated in high school and have been together ever since. The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman was where they both chose to be married. Having a destination wedding was was a must for this couple and after a little research and learning of the easy marriage laws and the beautiful weather

Venue: Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Wedding Planner: Ritz – Hajnal

DJ: OneWorld – DJ Craig

Dress Boutique and Dress Designer: Romona Keveza Legends

We always knew we wanted a destination wedding, and after doing some research, Grand Cayman seemed perfect (easy marriage laws, beautiful weather). I 100% recommend a destination wedding ANYWHERE – what other chance will you have to go on an amazing vacation with all your close friends and family?

Do your research and find a great wedding planner that can make the day relaxing for you. Especially since you’re not there to oversee the process, it’s very important to find someone you can trust! I also recommend having a welcome party for your guests to get to know each other. It’s nice to break the ice before the actual event!

BAD WEATHER!….and it happened! Everyday we were on the island was beautiful, even the morning of our wedding! However, once the rain started that afternoon it wouldn’t stop. I thought this would be the worst thing that could happen, but it ended up not even bothering us. In fact, I think some things turned out even better due to the rain (two photo shoots with Rebecca, and a later reception).

AMAZING! Rebecca was easily the best decision we made for our day. Even though it POURED and a few other things didn’t go as planned, Rebecca was able to lift the mood with her great energy and made the entire process so easy. She even stood in the rain to get the best lighting for our “getting ready” shots! Not only did she provide for us the day of, but she even offered to come back the following day for an hour to get some beach pics of the two of us since our ceremony and reception had to be moved indoors.

Do what’s right for you as a couple – don’t let other people’s opinions affect what you want for YOUR wedding day!

Definitely the dancing! We had a great group of family and friends that keep the party going until 11:30. We only stopped because we had to!



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Wharf Wedding Cayman Islands | Two Less Turtles in the Sea | Kelly and Jamal

Kelly and Jamal planned their wedding at the Wharf Restaurant so they could say their ‘I do’s’ next to the Caribbean Sea with their toes in the sand with their doggy Sandy close by their side. Kelly left no detail out, from custom signs, to coconut cocktails, custom signing book, hanging jellyfish, personal grotto for Sandy the doggy, photobooth, live band and personal gifts for the bridal party… and the list goes on.

Wedding Planner: Meg Paterson, Octopus Events

Venue: Wharf Restaurant

DJ/Music: Isadora Ferrao and Bona Fide

Steel Drums: Michael Lemay

Harp: Eugenio Leon

Dress Boutique and designer: Bijou Bridal, Coral Gables, FLorida

Videography: Picture This Studios

Hair & Makeup: Allison Collier & Denise Ebanks-Smyth, Spa Platinum http://www.spaplatinumcayman.com

Coconuts on the Beach: Clarence McLaughlin

Wedding Cake: The Wharf http://www.wharf.ky

Nautlius Cake Topper, Bouquets, Reception Decor: Shell Décor https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShellDecor

Custom Signs: Octopus Events (http://www.octopus-events.com) and Cuba Lake Crafts https://www.etsy.com/shop/CubaLakeCrafts?ref=shop_sugg 

Custom Hand-blown Glass Pieces: Galleria di Vetro https://www.facebook.com/galleriadivetro  

Custom Printing: International Assets http://www.iadigitalprint.com


What made you choose the Cayman Islands for your destination wedding? 

Grand Cayman is our second home! My family and I have been traveling to Grand Cayman 1-2 times a year for 20+ years! When I was in 4th or 5th grade, my family started traveling to warm tropical destinations every Christmas (we lived in Chicago at the time). One year, we traveled to Grand Cayman and the rest was history! We came back to Grand Cayman and eventually my family purchased a timeshare at 7 Mile Beach Resort and we have been coming 1-2 times per year ever since! We love Grand Cayman – I learned to scuba dive here and all that time I spent exploring the underwater world definitely influenced my career path to become a marine geologist. During the 11 years that Jamal and I have been together, it has become Jamal’s second home too. We were so thrilled to be able to have our wedding in Grand Cayman and share this magical place with our friends and family.


How would you describe your overall wedding experience? 

Our wedding weekend celebration was incredible! We had the time of our lives and were so touched that so many family and friends traveled to Grand Cayman to celebrate with us. We had 110 guests including our local “Cayman family” and our friends and family that traveled from all over the USA, Curacao, Canada, and Germany.

Look closely and see if you can see the chicken in this picture… has a special meaning…

Any vendors you want to recognize?

The Wharf – Venue

The Wharf was the perfect venue for our destination wedding! We wanted a location where we could have a wedding on a sandy beach, ample room for a beach cocktail hour, and dinner overlooking the ocean with great food and great service. The Wharf fulfilled all those needs and more and was PERFECT. Reno and Tanja were a pleasure to work with – they had great ideas, suggestions, and were so accommodating! Every detail was PERFECT, the food amazing, and the service outstanding! Thank you so much!

Meg Patterson-Planner

Meg Paterson was a pleasure to work with! She made our “under the sea” dream wedding come true! We loved all the personal touches she did including a painting she created for us of two turtles with the words “two less turtles in the sea” which became a theme for the wedding. Meg created and painted a lot of the décor including the beautiful sea creature table signs and jellyfish lanterns. Thank you Meg for everything!

How did he pop the question? 

Jamal proposed to me on November 24, 2013, onboard the Norwegian Epic cruise ship. We were going to celebrate my birthday on the ship (November 25), so Jamal told me that I would get a birthday present every day of the 7-day cruise. The first day, I received a small gift. The second day, I was expecting the same…but that’s not what happened! We had a great dinner (eating curry, of course) and then saw Blue Man Group. Afterwards, Jamal wanted to take a walk to the top deck of the ship…but unfortunately it was closed due to winds (little did I know Jamal had the ring in his pocket the whole night!!!). So, we went back to our cabin, and Jamal asked me to go on the balcony while he got my daily birthday gift (he kept them all in a small roller bag that was locked and off limits to me for the week). I was sitting down on the balcony and Jamal insisted that I stand up and hold out my hand…so I did and Jamal got down on one knee and proposed on the balcony of our cabin over the Caribbean Sea. I, of course, said yes! We celebrated by going to the Champagne Bar onboard to enjoy cocktails. It was a wonderful night. Because it was the beginning of the cruise, we got to celebrate all week!:-)

What was your favourite moments from the wedding? (Optional)

The whole weekend was amazing and a dream come true. We thought one day was too short to celebrate so we had 4 days of events for all of our family and friends. We could go on forever about all of our favorite moments but I will just elaborate on a few from the wedding reception.


We were so happy that our dog Sandy could travel to the Cayman Islands to celebrate with us! She’s a huge part of our lives in Miami and we could not imagine getting married without her! She was so great the entire week she was there! She was shuffled around all week long, different people walking her, feeding her, playing with her, and we brought her everywhere! She came to Stingray City, Guy Harvey’s, and she was our precious flower girl with a ceremony dress and a sparkly cocktail dress for the reception! She sat at a table (yes she had a place setting and a name card!) and my sister Michelle helped her eat dinner (special order from the Wharf: filet mignon, prepared medium rare, cut up into small bites!). She danced on the dance floor and stole the show at the photo booth! We love our Sandy!


One of our favorite moments that evening was when we sat down to eat dinner. After the hustle and bustle all day long, it was wonderful to sit down, eat our dinner, and just gaze out at the reception. We got to take in all the décor, the undersea lighting, watch our friends and family, and take in the ambiance – it was perfect. Not to mention, the food was amazing (we both had the scallops with asparagus risotto)!


We also loved our first dance – Isadora and Bona Fide performed a special custom mix of our two favorite songs: John Legend “All of You” and Bob Marley’s “Is This Love.” During that dance we just got to enjoy each other, the music, and the setting and not worry about trying to talk to everyone or take more photos. It was great!


Another favorite moment was after we fed the tarpon we surprised our guests with fireworks – it was so nice to see everyone’s reactions (we kept it a secret from everyone, even our families). After a minute or so, everyone got quiet, including us, and it was so peaceful to stand there next to the sea and gaze up into the sky and watch the beautiful illuminations of color with the tarpon swimming below.

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Casual Caribbean Club Wedding | Cayman Islands | Kenneth and Suzanne | Surprise Wedding

It was such a privilege to be asked to photograph the wedding of Kenneth Hydes and Dr Suzanne Muise at the stunning Caribbean Club in the Cayman Islands. I have known Kenneth for many years and could not be happier for him as I got to watch this couple who are completely crazy about each other on this special day. When Suzanne called and said ‘it’s not going to be your typical wedding’, she wasn’t kidding. Kenneth and Suzanne decided to have their wedding on the beach with only their immediate family and then head to Camana Bay to meet friends and other family to celebrate what they thought was Kenneth’s birthday. As the couple walk up all dressed in white and carrying bouquets while being followed by a bridal party, the look on everyones face was priceless. Everyone could not have been happier.

Venue: Caribbean Club | Reception: Karoo, Camana Bay




Hair and Makeup:


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Rum Point Private Home Wedding | “You should Marry me!” | Mary and Jean-Marc

Mary and Jean-Marc met a few years ago and have not been apart since. They knew they wanted a Caribbean wedding so Cayman was the perfect choice. The couple rented a home in North Side called Sun Cloud which overlooks the Caribbean ocean situated on a cliff making the perfect backdrop for their wedding. Once the ceremony was over, the couple danced and celebrated with parents and immediate family.

Venue: SunCloud North Side

Caterers: Mise en place

DJ: Noah (Oneworld trainee)


The amazing team of Mise en place were in charge of the food and it was amazing!!!

Okay so Jean-Marc and Mary did not have a DJ and it was a small wedding they were just going to play their iphone. Noah, who just happens to be my son:)(big smiling proud mama) has been under the strict training of DJ Craig from One World, so he took the opportunity to DJ at this wedding for experience. Look how cute he is:)

The next day we headed out to Rum Point for some more FUN photos of the couple, knowing that we could now get a little wet that the wedding was over. Look at the laughing and fun these guys are having.

Sun Cloud is the house the couple rented for their wedding and family to stay at during the wedding. Gorgeous views and cliffs!


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Pedro St. James Garden Wedding | Cayman Islands | Natalie and Jonathan

08 AUGUST 2015

Natalie and Jonathan were married in the gardens of Pedro St. James overlooking a bluff with the vast Caribbean Ocean as their backdrop. Natalie and Jonathan met in the Cayman Islands and are both amazing musicians so their wedding was arranged and family and friends flew in from all over to celebrate this amazing day. The incredibly talented Swanky Kitchen Band put on a concert basically for their reception and then Natalie and Jonathan couldn’t resist but to jump up and grab their instruments and join in. Then they both performed a song “Our Love Is Here To Stay” – Gershwin. AMAZING! A cake was served next which was made in the French style called CROQUEMBOUCHE (Natalie’s mum is from France)

Venue: Pedro St James

Planner, Managing/Creative Director, Imaginations Events and Cayman Luxury Tents: Clint Hunter

Hair and Makeup: Rock Gorgeous Hair (Hair: Kellie, Make-up: Kadian)

Croquembouche Cake: Paula Stonoga, Pastry Chef, Mis en Place

Dress and Shoes: Monsoon, UK

Earrings: The Jewellery Workshop, Porthleven, Cornwall, UK

Music: Eugenio- Harp | Swanky Kitchen Band – Reception

Special Guest: Jack the Donkey


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